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021411kenstewartL&M Cos. announced in early February that Ken Stewart, former sales manager at Fort Boise Produce in Parma, ID, has taken the position of manager with L&M Cos.' onion shed in Rocky Ford, CO.
 Mr. Stewart, who had been with the Parma, ID-based onion grower-packer for a decade, left that operation Feb. 9 to begin work Feb. 14 at the southeastern Colorado office.
In a letter to colleagues and associates, Mr. Stewart said that his position with Fort Boise has been assumed by Ashley Robertson. Ms. Robertson has been in sales at Fort Boise for three years.


From his office at L&M Cos.' headquarters in Raleigh, NC, Tracy Fowler, general manager of potatoes and onions, told The Produce News Feb. 11 that Mr. Stewart's title is sales and operation manager. Working in the Rocky Ford L&M sales office with Mr. Stewart are Jacob Howes, Art Ratliff, Jason Bishop and Bruce Angle. 
Six growers produce onions for the Rocky Ford shed, and Mr. Fowler said that production from that operation as well as from the other L&M Colorado onion-packing facilities in Greeley, Fort Collins and the Western Slope totals approximately 2.5 million 50-pound equivalents annually. 


In addition to onions, the Colorado facilities grow and pack potatoes, cantaloupe and sweet corn.